2010 Riverside Ave.
Paso Robles, CA
93446

Open Thurs. - Sun.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
805 239-4556

 

 

Quilt Show

The crazy quilt (pictured) will be featured at the show.
Crazy quilts were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They were called "crazy" because there was no set pattern--just pieces of cotton, silk and velvet pieced together
and then often embellished with ribbons and embroidery.
Crazy quilts were a means to use up left-over scraps from other sewing projects.

This quilt is in the Museum's collection and was made by
Mary Catherine Graves English. It was one of five crazy quilts she made for each of her children.
This quilt was made for her son Floyd English,
and it was donated to the Museum by his granddaughter, Martha English Staib.

Come and view this quilt and others at the Show
on Saturday, March 4th from 1-4 p.m.
There is no admission charge for the Show,
but donations to the Museum are always appreciated.

Quilt Show  
 

 

The museum's newest exhibit was highlighted
on September 10.
Our re-creation is a 1/3 size model
of the grand entrance to the El Paso de Robles Hotel.
Click here to see the flyer.

Porch View

 

 Pioneer Day 

The purpose of Pioneer Day in 1931 
was to thank the area ranchers and farmers for their 
business during the difficult years of the Depression.
Their produce helped to keep the local economy going.

The merchants closed their doors for the day and 
invited the farmers and ranchers to come to town 
and enjoy lunch in the park. The tradition has 
continued with a free bean feed in the downtown city
 park, following a parade on Spring Street that begins 
at 10:00 a.m.

Paso Robles Pioneer Day Website


Some of the special activities that have taken place at
past Open House events . . . enjoying the music,
watching wool spinning and wheat weaving,
listening to small gasoline engines, practicing cowboy
skills --- roping a stationary target and branding
a block of wood, seeing the huge Jeanesville Pump
and viewing the tractors that were driven through the
parade.

 

 

Enjoy our skilled carving demonstrations every
2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Watch woodcarving by members of the 
California Carvers Guild
Visitors are welcome and informal instruction
is available.

 

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